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Injuries and Occupational Safety

Dawn N. Castillo, Timothy J. Pizatella, and Nancy A. Stout

in Occupational and Environmental Health

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190662677
eISBN:
9780190662707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190662677.003.0022
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter describes occupational injuries and their prevention. It describes in detail the causes of injuries and epidemiology of injuries. Occupational injuries are caused by acute exposure in ... More


Occupational Injuries

Tee L. Guidotti

in Global Occupational Health

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195380002
eISBN:
9780199893881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380002.003.0014
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Traumatic injuries are the most common occupational disorders. Most injuries that occur in the workplace are similar to injuries that occur elsewhere, such as in sports or in daily life. They are ... More


Safer, Healthier Workers: Advances in Occupational Disease and Injury Prevention

Anthony Robbins and Philip J. Landrigan

in Silent Victories: The History and Practice of Public Health in Twentieth Century America

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195150698
eISBN:
9780199865185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195150698.003.10
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

During the 20th century, the American workforce has faced many types of job-related injury and illness, ranging from exposure to hazardous chemical agents to extreme emotional stress and trauma. Such ... More


Occupational Health Surveillance

Harvey Checkoway, Neil Pearce, and David Kriebel

in Research Methods in Occupational Epidemiology

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195092424
eISBN:
9780199864553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195092424.003.0008
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter provides descriptions of occupational illness and injury surveillance approaches. Surveillance is discussed in the context of a particular worksite or industry, and in the ... More


A Global Perspective on Occupational Health and Safety

Jorma H. Rantanen

in Occupational and Environmental Health

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190662677
eISBN:
9780190662707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190662677.003.0040
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Occupational hazards as well as occupational injuries and diseases are frequent and serious problems not only in industrialized high-income countries, but also in low- and middle-income countries ... More


Ethical considerations for the scheduling of work in continuous operations: physicians in training as a case study

C.A. Czeisler

in Sleep, Health and Society: From Aetiology to Public Health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199566594
eISBN:
9780191595066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566594.003.0021
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

One of the barriers that has repeatedly derailed attempts to address the issue of work-hour restrictions is the long hours worked by resident physicians during training. It is very difficult for ... More


Dying to Work: Death and Injury in the American Workplace

Jonathan D. Karmel

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501709982
eISBN:
9781501714382
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501709982.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

Dying to Work is a collection of short stories from and about workers who were injured or killed on the job. The stories are bookended by a brief history of safety laws that still today leave ... More


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